Pawn in a sentence as a noun

Bd3Doesn't make much sense to block your queen pawn like this.

That pawn can capture en passant this turn, but not next turn.

If they can find a way to pawn the customer off on the vendor, they will.

Use a pawn-shop electric guitar to smash the **** out of their interview room.

H3Moving the pawns in front of your castled king usually weakens your defenses.

His move invites Bill to waste a turn changing the center from pawn vs pawn to queen vs nothing.

He can't be an uninformed pawn of his corporate masters and be engaged in doublespeak at the same time.

I'm happy to call up my Congressguy and give him **** -- but not in order to be some kind of pawn in a PR war about whom to blame.

Pawn in a sentence as a verb

As a former pawn in the ISP game, there's a lot of reasons, though most of them are either directly or indirectly related to SLA's.

Nice quote from a different judge: "The court is well aware that it is being played as a pawn in a global industry-wide business negotiation.

Theres so much vitriol toward Microsoft in this thread regarding them "using" Krahulik as a PR pawn in their nefarious marketing schemes.

But fair play to Snowden, it's good news for him. But If I were Snowden, I'd be quietly sneaking out of Russia very soon lest the political winds change and he suddenly finds he's a very valuable pawn in a very dangerous game that he can't win.

I don't see that his personal drama detracts from the NSA story at all. If he was being painted as a liar or a Chinese pawn, or mentally ill, or a sociopath, that would be sheer distraction -- but what happens to him is of great importance, especially to those who might follow in his footsteps.

TED should allow sensitive topics, but to allow others to use TED manipulatively as a pawn in the larger political debate subverts their mission and damages their credibility.

This silent consensus had informed me both at the lycee\n and at the university, that one shouldn’t bother worrying about\n what was really meant when using a term like “volume” which\n was “obviously self-evident”, “generally known,” “in\n problematic” etc... it is in this gesture of ”going beyond to be\n in oneself rather than the pawn of a consensus, the refusal to stay\n within a rigid circle that others have drawn around one -- it is in\n this solitary act that one finds true creativity.

Pawn definitions


an article deposited as security


a person used by another to gain an end

See also: instrument cat's-paw


(chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank


borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan


leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

See also: soak hock